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Anne Miller is distinguished by her action-oriented approach based on the key premise that “it is far easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting”For over 35 years she has worked globally with individual leaders and teams committed to going beyond past successes to create extraordinary futures for themselves and their organizations. She specializes in action learning, rapid cycle time approaches for innovation, leadership development, teambuilding and executive alignment.  

Anne takes a pragmatic approach in working with individuals and multi-cultural teams. She created the Action Lab™ as a tool for C-level executives to accelerate the delivery of breakthrough results while developing their leaders and their collaboration practices through a series of iterative accomplishments. Anne has led successful leadership development and organizational transformation efforts for Fortune 100 companies in many areas of the world. She has been invited to work with four leading business schools – London Business School, Vanderbilt Owen, Thunderbird School of Global Management and ASU WP Carey. Anne has also designed and co-led a groundbreaking Women in Leadership Program for a Fortune 100 company to raise the performance contribution of women as leaders in the business. The program was recognized as Best Practice by Catalyst.

Anne is co-author, with Richard Pascale, of “Acting Your Way Into a New Way of Thinking” in Leader to Leader, and “Action Lab: Greenhouse for Change” in Strategy and Business.  She is qualified to deliver several leading assessments and training such as the Myers-Briggs, the Hogan suite, Focused Energy Balance Indicator, Tilt365, Voices® 360, Global Mindset Inventory, Cultural Orientations Indicator and The Corporate Athlete course from the Human Performance Institute.

Anne received a BA in mathematics from Colorado College, and graduated with merit as a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.  She has trained with the College of Executive Coaching and is certified with the World Association of Business Coaches, the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Process and Higher Ground Leadership®.  As a former triathlon champion, she still thrives on sports and adventure travel and lives in Santa Fe, NM, where she built an award-winning “green” house.

Education, Certifications, Faculty, Publications

  • 2014-15 Dwelling program for ontological coaching with Fernando Flores

  • 2014 Cultural Orientations Indicator Assessment, TMA and Communicating and Negotiating with a Global Mindset, Thunderbird

  • 2013 Certification Global Mindset Inventory, Voices® 360, Higher Ground Leadership® and Body = Brain Course

  • 2011 5-year Renewal Certification World Association of Business Coaches

  • 2011 Certification Corporate Athlete with Human Performance Institute

  • 2009 Certification Tilt 360 and 365 Leadership Profile

  • 2008 Certification in Focused Energy Balance Indicator (FEBI)

  • 2007 Credibility, Influence, Impact, Conversant, Boulder, Colorado

  • 2006 Advanced Coaching, College of Executive Coaching, California

  • 2006 Execution Catalyst Communication, Conversant, Boulder, Colorado

  • 2005 Certification in Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Coaching, NY

  • 2005/6 Certification in Hogan Leadership Assessments, London & Nashville

  • 2004 Certification Innovation Training by The Innovation Group, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 2004 Oxford Psychologists Press, qualification Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ™)

  • 2004 Program for accreditation as Business Coach, Meyler Campbell Business Coach at London Business School; certification by the England & Wales Law Society

  • 2001 3-day intensive College of Executive Coaching, California

  • 2000 Certification to administer the Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Inventory, London


  • Richard Pascale and Anne Miller, “Acting Your Way Into a New Way of Thinking” in Leader to Leader
  • Richard Pascale and Anne Miller, “Action Lab: Greenhouse for Change” in Strategy and Business.

Faculty Network

  • Thunderbird School of Global Management

Industry Experience

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity/ Venture Capital
  • Technology

Areas of Expertise

  • 360 Assessment
  • Action Learning
  • C-Suite Leader Coaching
  • Change Management/ Leadership
  • Coaching Program Design & Management
  • Communication and Influence
  • Derailment Management for Leaders
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Team Alignment Facilitation
  • Executive Team Assessment & Development
  • High Performing Organizations
  • High Potential Leader Coaching
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving
  • Leadership Development Program Design
  • Managing and Leading Change
  • Navigating Global Business Environments
  • Coaching for Executives in New Roles
  • Team Facilitation
  • Teambuilding
  • Women's Leadership